Originally Stephen (my brother-in-law) had this great idea to find an old suitcase and beat on it with a mallet like a kick drum. We tried this in a parking garage downtown, which sounded phenomenal until we got kicked out by the property manager in the middle of our only decent take. We had a difficult time deciding where else we wanted to do the Charlotte take. Uptown didn’t’ seem interesting as the LA and New York shots left the city vibe covered. So we decided to find something that would be more southern feeling and ended up on my brothers front porch under a giant magnolia tree. Stephen offered up vocals and banjo for this shot, which I think brought a distinct gospel element to the whole situation. Harmonies, twang, and the front porch always work well together. What more could you ask for?